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Child maintenance: changes to powers of entry and information requests

DWP consults on proposed changes

The Department for Work and Pensions is seeking views on proposed changes to the powers the Child Maintenance Scheme (CMS) use to calculate child maintenance and enforce payments.

The proposals in this consultation seek to strengthen the current CMS, which was introduced in 2012.

The proposals include:

The proposal on powers of entry applies to England, Wales and Scotland only. The proposal on the information strategy applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The consultation closes on 11 February 2019.

For the consultation document, click here.